Walking through the Chelsea Thicket, on the High Line between West 21 st and West 22nd Streets, is one of the closest experiences you'll have to being in a forest in the middle of Manhattan. This short stretch features densely-planted dogwoods, bottlebrush buckeye, giant pussy willow, American hollies, winterberries, and roses.
The above photo by Juan Valentin shows the Chelsea Thicket as it is now in summer: lush and verdant with a thick canopy that bows over the pathway from either side, joining overhead in the middle. The dense canopy gives the Thicket an intimate, secluded, and removed-from-NYC feeling, making it a visitor favorite this time of year.
Let's look ahead to what the Chelsea Thicket will look like in the coming months. Hint: It's not as green, but it's just as beautiful.
We hope to see you in the coming seasons! The landscape is always changing, offering new things to discover with each visit.